Ministers were not barred from direct access to Buhari - Presidency The Presidency has denied recent media reports that the new Ministers have been banned from having direct access to President Buhari.       Recall that at the 2-day retreat for the Ministers designate, President Buhari informed them that all correspondents and scheduling of meetings must go through his Chief of Staff,...... read more
Oyo-Ita resumes as Head of Service Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of service of the federation, returned to her desk on Thursday following the rejection of her offer of early retirement by President Muhammadu Buhari. Oyo-Ita had last weekend sent in her letter directly to the president following pressure mounted on her to quit the job by her...... read more
Afenifere, Ohanaeze kick as North-west gets 9 Senior ministers Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have criticised the allocation of ministries by President Muhammadu Buhari, with all nine ministers from the North-West receiving senior positions. Among the six geopolitical zones in the country, the North West, which consists of Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states, have the highest number...... read more
Ngige, Amaechi, Sirika, others retain portfolios At least twelve of the newly sworn-in ministers have retained the portfolios that they held during the first term tenure of President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari announced the portfolios assigned to the ministers after their swearing-in at the Aso Villa on Wednesday. The ministers who retained their portfolios include, Chris Ngige (Minister...... read more
Buhari Assigns Portfolios To Ministers (FULL LIST) President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated his long-awaited cabinet in Abuja today. The President also assigned portfolios to the ministers. The list of ministers and their portfolios are listed below: 1 Uchechukwu Samson Ogah (Abia) – Minister of State Mines And Steel. 2. Muhammadu Bello (Adamawa) – Minister of FCT. 3. God’swill...... read more
Buhari’s Cabinet To Be Sworn-In Today President Muhammadu Buhari will today inaugurate the 43 ministers-designate who have been confirmed by the Senate. This was confirmed by the media adviser to the President, Mr Femi Adesina. Mr Adesina in his statement on Tuesday noted that the Presidential Retreat for ministers-designate had ended, hence, the inauguration is to follow....... read more
Buhari did not ban food importation - Garba Shehu The Presidency has denied claims in the media that President Buhari has banned the importation of food into the country.       Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, gave the clarification in a statement he released on Sunday August 18th while responding to an article...... read more
Why we can’t pay N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet – NYSC The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said it cannot pay the N30,000 minimum wage to corps members yet because it is yet to get such directive from the federal government. The agency also said it will hand over fake graduates coming for mobilisation to the police for prosecution. The NYSC Director-General, Shuaibu...... read more
FG sets up committees on revenue sharing formula, expand revenue base The Federal Government has constituted 12 committees to review the present revenue sharing formula of the federation as well as ways to expand the revenue base of the nation. Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mr. Elias Mbas made the disclosure,  yesterday, in Abuja at the inauguration of chairmen and...... read more
‘Nigerians Don’t Deserve To Suffer’, PDP Asks Buhari To Rescind CBN Directive The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation. In a statement Thursday by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the directive was an attempt to stifle food importation in the country. According...... read more
Buhari Assents To Bill Changing NPS To Nigeria Correctional Services President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Nigeria Correctional Services Bill which repeals the Nigerian Prisons Service, changing the name to Nigeria Correctional Service. Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, told journalists that the Nigeria Correctional Service is made up of two faculties: the Custodial and Non-...... read more
Buhari remains best hope for Nigerian economy - Presidency The presidency has said that President Buhari remains the best hope to grow and develop the Nigerian economy.       The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in a statement he released yesterday August 7th while reacting to PDP's claim that the Nigerian Economy...... read more
Soldiers must show loyalty to President Buhari - Buratai The Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Tukur Buratai, demanded the loyalty of soldiers to President Muhammadu Buhari and the constitution while declaring open the fifth edition of a three-day procurement seminar for commandants, bursars and administrative officers of command security schools.    Buratai warned that loyalty to the constitution and the President is non-negotiable...... read more
10 years of Boko Haram: Presidency says Buhari has defeated Boko Haram President Muhammadu Buhari claimed victory over Boko Haram insurgents as his administration marked the 10th year the terrorists started off its attacks in the north-east region.        Insisting that Boko Haram terrorism has been degraded and defeated, the Presidency claimed that “what we have now is a mixture of remnants of...... read more
Termites ate my school certificate — CJN Tanko Tanko Muhammad, the new head of Nigeria’s judiciary, has said that vicious termites destroyed his primary school certificate. Mr Muhammad said the termites invaded his home in Bauchi State in 1998 and devoured all documents inside beyond recovery. “No portion of the certificate was salvaged,” Mr Muhammad said. The claim was...... read more
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